Hitter and Pitcher of the Day, Monday July 8

The game in Staunton was cancelled (rescheduled for July 22), but two were played..

Results

  • Harrisonburg at Staunton- PPD
  • Strasburg 9, Winchester 0- The second combined no-hitter for the Express this year!
  • Waynesboro 11, Charlottesville 5

Hitter of the Day

The hitter of the day is Strasburg’s Brandon Henson, from VCU, who went 4-5, with two runs, a double, home run, and four RBIs. Henson was the hitter of the day back on June 8th as well, when he also had four hits. Brandon is now slashing .333/.438/.467 in 75 at-bats this summer, with four doubles and two home runs.

Others of Note

  • Brett Hawkins, Strasburg: 2-4, 4 runs, BB, 2B
  • Gunner Peterson, Waynesboro: 3-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, BB, SB
  • Jackson Tate, Waynesboro: 3-5, 3 runs, RBI, 2B, SB
  • Joseph Kinker, Waynesboro: 2-3, run, RBI, 2 BB, SB
  • Ethan Cady, Waynesboro: 2-4, run, RBI, BB, 2B
  • Thomas Francisco, Charlottesville: 2-3, 2 runs, RBI, BB, 2B

Pitcher of the Day

This was an easy call; it’s Strasburg’s Cole McMillan, from San Jacinto North, who threw six no-hit, shutout innings against Winchester. He walked two and struck out eight to earn a game score of 78- the third best of the summer. McMillan’s now 1-1, 2.07, with 26 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings pitched.

Others of Note

  • Sam Crawford, Charlottesville: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s
  • Dylan Oliver, Collin Jones, and Bryson Horne, Strasburg: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s- finished off the no-hitter!
  • Christian Edwards, Waynesboro: 1 1/3 innings, all four outs by strikeout.

Tonight’s Games

  • New Market at Purcellville (7 p.m.)
  • Harrisonburg at Charlottesville (7 p.m.)
  • Winchester at Waynesboro (7 p.m.)
  • Front Royal at Covington (7 p.m.)
  • Woodstock at Staunton (7:30 p.m.)

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